Tag Archives: Andes

Back to Argentina… San Martin de Los Andes & Bariloche

The bus from Pucon to San Martin de los Andes took us across the Andes and back across the border into Argentina again. The drive was scenic, but a bit rainy. We also got to watch a weird film that … Continue reading

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Pucon

After sleeping through pretty much all of the bus ride we had a bracing walk through the drizzle to our hostel in Pucon. The hostel is a converted chalet with wood burning stoves and a big lounge and kitchen. It’s … Continue reading

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The Andes, making eyes at mountains

So the drive between Mendoza and Santiago was so beautiful I got very snap happy. It was also a miracle I was absorbed looking at the scenery as the road is very winding. The section just across the border into … Continue reading

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Malbec in Mendoza

So we had the best bus journey ever to Mendoza. We paid $20 for an upgrade and got huge leather seats and wine… We also a good film selection. I started knitting a new pair of socks too and the … Continue reading

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Cuzco

Cuzco was actually split over two free days, either side of the sacred valley tour and the trek, but both are described in this single entry so it’s all together. Ever since we arrived in Arequipa Peru has grown on … Continue reading

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The Quarry Trail and how two spoons lead to finding love in the Andes

As part of our tour we visit Machu Picchu and usually the group hikes the Inca Trail to get there. The numbers are strictly controlled on the Inca Trail and everyone has to apply for permits months in advance, I … Continue reading

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Kissing llamas in Colca…

We all jumped in a mini bus and headed to Colca Canyon. The drive was amazing. The first jaw dropping scenery in Peru and the kind of landscape I had pictured. In places it was almost like the highlands of … Continue reading

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